What would Inspector Morse really have been like in his twenties? For the answer, don't watch Endeavour, watch Redcap. Because this drama about a detective in the Royal Military Police gave John Thaw his first starring role. It ran for two series and 26 episodes between 1964 and 1966. All but three of the episodes still exist and many of them have been posted on YouTube. I've been binge watching these over the past few days with some interest. Thaw is very good, and must have been to be cast in this part aged only 22. Sometimes, in his exasperation ...

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England

I was out canvassing with a team of Camden Liberal Democrats today when I started introducing myself to a stranger...

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack

Today is Remembrance Day in Britain, and apart from reflecting on my family's involvement in the Royal Navy and the RAF that stretches back 300 years, I'm also mindful of how the conflicts they served in played out. When America got involved in the World Wars of the 20th century they wanted to win them ... Continue reading Arm Ukraine Now – defeat the Axis of Resistance

Posted by returnoftheliberal on returnoftheliberal

The only police action that was needed this morning at the Cenotaph was not to control nasty immigrants or left wing maniacs but to control the right wing thugs that Braverman brought onto the streets of London. My Mum and ... Continue reading →

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Sat 11th

Civil War

Guns and Roses sang 'I don't need your civil war' and that very much sums up the feeling of most of us when we read about the latest conflict within the Tory Party over Suella Braverman. The Guardian reports that Rishi Sunak is facing a civil war in the Conservative party over the future of the home secretary, as he held off sacking her for saying police were biased for allowing a pro-Palestinian march on Armistice Day. The paper says that allies of Suella Braverman claim more than 50 Tory MPs are fighting to help her keep her job: Some ...

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black

The story of Israel is possibly the world's oldest and saddest. It stretches back Millennia to God's land deal with Abraham and encompasses wars, slavery, a long and bitter diaspora, pogroms, and the Holocaust. And that is just the Jewish side. On the Palestinian side (or if you prefer, Arab), there is colonialism, wars, displacement, refugee camps, unemployment, and their own diaspora. But let's start with the Jews and relatively modern history. In 1917 the British government issued the Balfour Declaration which set aside the British mandate of Palestine (as it was then known) as a homeland for the Jews. ...

Posted by Tom Arms on Liberal Democrat Voice

Many thanks to the residents who drew to our attention repairs needed to the road surface at the south end of Seymour Street - see photo. We drew this to the attention of the Roads Maintenance Partnership and the local inspector has agreed to localised repairs being carried out.

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